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BioInnovation and Design Lab

Solve real-world, interdisciplinary engineering challenges that transform global health. 

In this on-campus hub for biomedical engineering design and innovation, Santa Clara students and faculty put their entrepreneurial skills to work to address some of the 21st century's most pressing healthcare challenges. Students from engineering, biology, public health, business, and other disciplines work in value-driven partnerships with Silicon Valley medical device and biotechnology companies and medical organizations to find innovative, impactful solutions to real-world problems.

Find your passion for healthcare innovation and build real-world skills through design problems sourced from local startups and corporations as well as global NGOs and social enterprises serving emerging markets. Dive into one area, or try them all.

Whether you are a first-year undergraduate curious to discover what technology innovation is all about, or a doctoral student working on advanced research, this is the place for you! Learn authentic innovation methodologies. Work with cutting-edge instrumentation and materials for prototyping. Enjoy industry mentoring, networking opportunities, internships, and visits to industry labs. Incubate an idea and translate it into a successful product. The first step in designing your future starts here!


  • VR Brain Computer Interface Team

    Congratulations to the VR Brain Computer Interface Team

    Scott, Julia

    Congratulations to the VR Brain Computer Interface Team led by Dr. Julia Scott and Dr. Maya Ackerman, PhD. and their students, Andreas Adolffson (Computer Engineering) and Jonathan Bernal (Computer Engineering) and in collaboration with Max Sims (formerly SCU Imaginarium Lab) on being selected to present in partnership with the Asian Art Museum at Night of Ideas on February 2nd, 2019 in San Francisco, co-presented by the French Consulate in San Francisco, San Francisco Public Library, and Public Knowledge at SFMOMA.

  • In CERVIS to Women's Health

    Starting from a position of customer empathy, bioengineering seniors are collaborating with teammates from SCU’s public health science program to create a low-cost, non-invasive detection system for cervical cancer for use by women in developing countries.

    Contact Us

    Director: Dr. Prashanth Asuri

    Santa Clara University
    School of Engineering
    500 El Camino Real
    Santa Clara, CA 95053

    900 Lafayette St.